About us

Print Image Network Limited is an award-winning provider of local authority printing services. We have been working with local authorities for over 20 + years and have developed an excellent reputation for our printing services and knowledge of the market. Today, we work with around 25% of local authorities, with a 100% track record of meeting delivery deadlines.

Our service is based on great people, quality print and providing excellent service. Each member of our team lives and breathes our core company values and is committed to providing the best possible service to local authority printing customers.
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Our Approach

A core part of our local authority printing service is the work we provide to electoral administration departments. Of all the areas of council print, electoral print is perhaps the most demanding and requires a specialist approach. Therefore, for 20+ years we have equipped ourselves with knowledge, affiliations, people and the technology it requires to service this market.

Today, we are affiliated with the Cabinet Office, The Association of Electoral Administrators, and The Electoral Commission, to keep up to date with the latest legislation. When it comes to delivery, we employ people with a strong background in print and communications and who share our company values. We have the latest printing technology and huge operational network to carry out local authority printing.

The Leadership Team

Senior management
John Foster
Stephen Power
Simon Milnes
John Turner

Our qualified team is made up of print and mail specialists, alongside election experts for our electoral print and mail customer base. Each local authority printing customer will have a dedicated account manager who is a single point of contact, each is qualified and legislatively experienced and will provide primary support to you. Our production and administration teams are also crucial to the success of your account and although not customer facing, will be working hard behind the scenes.  Finally, in line with our open-door philosophy, our management team are accessible to customers, if needed.

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John Foster
Managing Director
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Stephen Power
Services Director
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Simon Milnes
Commercial Manager
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John Turner
Electoral & Democracy
Specialist (AEA Cert)
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John Foster
Managing Director

Following the completion of a B.Sc. degree course in Printing and Packaging Technology, John started his career as a print consultant at a small company before progressing to the position of Sales Manager at a plc, where he spent many years building the business. Moving on, John joined another printing company as General Manager, which was his last position before he started Print Image Network Limited together with Stephen Power. Since established in 2000, Print Image Network has had many notable achievements including winning several industry awards such as ‘Best Print Management Company’. Seeking further opportunities, John and Steve launched UK Engage in 2009, a full-service election brand. John is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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Stephen Power
Services Director

Stephen’s background is in communications, marketing and design. Having gained a first-class honours degree in Graphic Design, he utilised these skills when he began a career in marketing services, taking a position as a studio manager for a leading educational supply catalogue. A move into the world of conferences, promotions and product launches then followed, where he became a senior designer and stage manager for a leading conference production company. In 1991, Stephen moved onto a sales and marketing with an established print management company and it was here that Steve met John Foster (later to become fellow Director of Print Image Network) and began to forge a career in print. The rest, as they say, is history. Stephen leads the company’s Customer Service Excellence and Investors in People programmes to ensure all local authority printing customers receive an excellent experience.

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Simon Milnes
Commercial Manager

Simon has held various positions in the world of print and direct mail. He began his career as a Print Estimator before moving on to become an Account Manager in the world of direct mail. He joined in 2007 as an Elections Account Manager and then went on to become a Senior Account Manager. With a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of election printing, Simon has managed the design and production of electoral stationery for UK Parliamentary Elections, European Parliamentary Election, Local Government Elections, Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, Referendums on the Voting System, Directly Elected Mayors, and EU Referendum. Simon was promoted to the role of Customer Service and Production Manager in 2012, then Commercial Manager in 2018.

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John Turner
Electoral & Democracy Specialist (AEA Cert)

John joined Print Image Network following his departure from his position as Chief Executive at the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA). John is a highly respected electoral administration professional and is well-known within the industry. During his career at the AEA, he worked closely with Government Departments, the Electoral Commission, and other national bodies to improve the administration of electoral matters in the UK. Working solely with Print Image Network as our Electoral and Democracy Specialist, John trains and advises the Print Image Network team, ensuring each member has up to date legislative knowledge. He also provides the most expert advice in all areas of elections and democracy. John’s expertise can be used by our local authority customers to aid their electoral workflow.

Certifications

We know that working with local authorities means that we are duty-bound to provide certain assurances. To demonstrate that we are meeting our obligations in terms of processes, people, service, data, and system security, we hold some key accreditations, standards and memberships. We want to reduce risk for local authorities and ensure the utmost confidence in us as a print and mail provider. We also have Cyber Insurance, are registered with the ICO for Data Protection and are fully GDPR compliant.

ISO 9001 & 27001

We have been certified by the BSI with ISO 9001 which is the international standard for a Quality Management System (QMS). We have also been certified by the BSI with ISO 27001:2013 which is the international standard for Information Technology.

Customer Service Excellence

The Cabinet Office standard used to measure customer engagement and satisfaction. The standard recognises companies that demonstrate efficiency, excellence and effectiveness in the way they interact and support their customers and how they use customer insight to deliver the best products and services.

Investors in People

Investors in People is an internationally recognised standard for people management. It sets out how the very best organisations manage, develop and lead their people. We are extremely proud to hold the GOLD standard.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that addresses key controls that can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Our head office is based in the North-West and so we are proud members of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Our Company Values

Print Image Network is defined by a set of five core values – commitment, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism, and trust. Our values help us achieve our business objectives, guide our day-to-day behaviours and drive our decision-making. They influence every facet of our operations.
We are dedicated to supporting our customers, our company and each other with determination and loyalty.
We use our skills and experience as specialists in our field to continually enhance our collective intelligence and further develop our insight into customer needs.
We are proud to be a team of competent and skilled individuals which is devoted to providing a positive experience for our customers and stakeholders.
Utilising planning and organisation, both as individuals and a cohesive team, we demonstrate the measurable ability to produce the desired result.
We believe in our values to develop relationships with our customers and each other, that are strong, reliable and honest.
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Corporate Social Responsibility

Print Image Network recognises that it has responsibilities to all stakeholders, including employees, customers, partners and affiliates, suppliers and others. The impact of our operations is very important to us.

Employees

Our team is the foundation of our business, it’s the reason that we have a loyal customer base and coveted accreditations such as Investors in People Gold and the Customer Service Excellence Standard. During recruitment we ensure we appoint people that have the same core values and who are passionate about customer service and making a difference. Each member acts with professionalism and integrity at all times.

Environment

Print Image Network makes all reasonably practicable measures to continually improve its environmental performance. From energy and recycling to packaging and transport, we review our environmental policies frequently to reduce consumption in all areas. We promote a paperless office environmental message within the business.

Diversity

Print Image Network recognises the importance of diversity in our business and values people from all cultures, nationalities, religion and ethnicities. We do not discriminate against age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or physical or mental disability. We are committed to building a diverse organisation.

Charities

Each year Print Image Network employees put forward the names of charities that they would like our company to support. Once all of the nominations are in, employees vote (democratically via our online voting system), to select the three charities they would most like to support. Once the votes are in the three charities that have received the most votes are our chosen charities for the year. This year we are proud to support Dementia UKDerian House Children's Hospice and Teenage Cancer Trust.

UK Engage

In 2009 Print Image Network launched its end-to-end election brand, UK Engage. Under this brand we provide Independent Scrutineer and Returning Officer services to many different types of organisations, carrying out many types of democratic processes. Key sectors include NHS Foundation Trusts, Professional Bodies and other Membership Organisations, Trade Unions, Cooperatives and Mutuals, and Housing Associations. 

The full election services portfolio includes postal and online democratic solutions for organisations looking for transparent and independent administration of member engagement, candidate nominations and elections, ballots, and polls. A key feature of the solution is our secure online voting which processes millions of online votes each year.
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